A drop-in lacrosse program was so successful, organizers are hoping to set up a lacrosse association in time for next season. (File photo)

A drop-in lacrosse program was so successful, organizers are hoping to set up a lacrosse association in time for next season. (File photo)

Princeton may be home to a lacrosse league by 2020

Lacrosse drop-in game program deemed a success

A drop-in program for a lacrosse team in Princeton proved to be a success and organizers are planning a lacrosse league for next year.

With about 30 children participating in the weekly drop-in games, league organizer James Graham said the next steps will be forming a Princeton Lacrosse Association.

“In order for a municipality to have its own league, the B.C. Lacrosse Association said it needs to form a lacrosse association,” Graham said.

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He said a general meeting is set up with board members on July 10 and parents will be able to register their children in the league next January and February. The coaches will be trained in April and May.

The registration fee for the season is expected to be about $100 to $150.

Children between five and 16 years of age will be able to register in their division and play against leagues in the Thompson-Okanagan Minor Box Lacrosse Commission area.

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This includes leagues in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nicola Valley, North Okanagan, Penticton and the Shuswap regions.

“I’ve been playing lacrosse for 26 years and when I found out the Princeton Arena was concrete, I thought why not have a lacrosse league here and the process got rolling from there,” Graham said.

If the league is given the green light, teams would be in play by June 2020.


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